Parasitidae

plural noun

Par·​a·​sit·​i·​dae
: a large family of parasitoid mites with rather short legs, hard body, no eyes, and retractile jaws

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Parasitus, type genus (from Latin, parasite) + -idae

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“Parasitidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Parasitidae. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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